In the spring and summer of 1995, 150 animals wound up dead in Puerto Rico. The species varied, but their apparent manner of death did not: they all had mysterious puncture wounds and had been drained of blood. The killings were attributed to a cryptid known as "el chupacabra," from the Spanish word chupar, meaning "to suck," and cabra, meaning "goat." Witnesses claiming to have seen this goat-sucker described an animal with a "reptilian body, oval head, bulging red eyes, fanged teeth and long, darting tongue."
Sightings have been on the rise since those first attacks, and supposed pictures of el chupacabra have cryptozoologists convinced the creature is real. Sometimes these beasts resemble bipedal reptiles; other times they look more like hairless canines. But whatever shape their body takes, their bites always take the form of one to three holes in the shape of a triangle.
Take a close look at these photos of el chupacabra and decide for yourself: could these pictures be evidence of a supernatural creature, or are they merely clever fakes?
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